The long awaited details about V V Brown’s sophomore release on Capitol Records are taking shape and the record’s title and track-list are official! Lollipops & Politics is the next album from V V, and this second album finds her taking a major stylistic leap by bending herself into experimental musical shape.
The first single from Lollipops & Politics, “Children” was released digitally in the States on September 20th and features rapper Chiddy (of Philadelphia’s Chiddy Bang). Listen to it here! Other highlights on the album include “Be Yours,” a Ronettes-style ballad introduced by a wall of drums and a dream-like killer chorus (“It’s the only love song on the record,” V V says, “I find it hard to write love songs when I’m happy”) and “Like Fire,” which opens against two minutes of fuzzed-out discordant synthesizer and builds to a cinematic, hurricane climax of strings and a voice unleashed. “I’m so proud of that song as I wrote it myself, played all instruments, and arranged the strings,” V V says. Then there’s “Famous,” which V V co-wrote with her other producer Bjorn Yttling, of feted Swedish indie rockers Peter, Bjorn and John.
Check out the full Lollipops & Politics tracklisting below, along with a list of select Fall U.S. city tour dates in the Tour section!
V V BROWN TOUR DATES
Nov 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
Nov 2 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Nov 4 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Nov 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot
Nov 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
Nov 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
Nov 10 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
If you haven’t seen the clip for “Children” featuring Chiddy cut to behind-the-scenes footage of the creation of the album, you can watch it here.
TRACKLISTING FOR Lollipops & Politics
1) Children featuring Chiddy (of Chiddy Bang)
3) Red Balloon
4) Tough Like Glue
5) Climbing High
7) Be Yours
8 ) 10 Ft Tall
9) Circus Town
10) Like Fire
Welp, there you have it. We finally get that LA date we’ve been waiting for; and news on the new album. Should be fun.
Investigate and enjoy.